Wrong Tackle

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Hello everyone; 

Well today was a  frustrating day, as we lost most of the big fish we hooked.  Reason being for this, dropping down in line size and hook size.  Well that’s ok , but when you hook the fish you came down here for, all you get is the fin.  We lost multiply fish (all jumbo’s) today due to our anglers fishing light line and dropping down in hook size.

  It’s true you can land these fish on lighter line, but when you have the taxman problem, fishing the edge, then it’s very difficult to land these giants.  So today was a day of heartbreaks.  Largest fish today was caught by Matthew Chang, at 176 pounds, on a sardine. 

Matthew Chang's 176 pound Yellowfin
Matthew Chang’s 176 pound Yellowfin
Personal Best for Roger Coleman
Personal Best for Roger Coleman
Nice one for Roger
Nice one for Roger
Rich Voss
Rich Voss

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We did have a better day on the Wahoo, with everyone on board getting a Wahoo to take home.

Matthew Chang
Matthew Chang
Joe McBride
Joe McBride
Up over the rail
Up over the rail
Dan Mansir and Tony Kaulakian with a nice pair of Wahoo
Dan Mansir and Tony Kaulakian with a nice pair of Wahoo

Roy had a talk at dinner time, about fishing light line.  He said yes most of the fish we’re catching are in the 70 to 90 pound range, but on any given bait you can hook a 300 pound fish, and your chance go way down using light line (80 pound or less). 

Tomorrow is our last morning, and we will depart for home, so hopefully things will get better on our hook to land ratio on COW’s.  But all in all today was still a good day.  Team R/p.

“BeNt RoDs 4 LiFe”

Dharyl Shelbourne

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